In what many would consider a surprising fact,
Bangalore, the IT capital of India and also known as the Silicon Valley, is ranked low in terms of internet users.
This is really surprising considering that
is home to almost a million ITians or workforce of IT industry and it also houses almost all the IT majors in the world. Bangalore
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), in a recent report, ranked
Bangalore, sixth in terms of internet users and Namma Ooru stood well behind Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and . Hyderabad
IAMAI had conducted the survey across several cities to look at the internet usage pattern
Surprisingly, Mumbai, where the IT industry started, took the first place with 14.3 million users — 8.1 million in the claimed category and 6.2 million active — as of March 2011.
Active Internet users are registered users and those who use Internet regularly and claimed are those who use Internet online.
The survey showed that internet density is very poor in the metros, including
. It said that towns population of less than 2 lakhs, collectively have a much higher number of internet users than the top four metros put together-Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore . Calcutta
Indian today has a total of 150 million Internet users and this is the third largest group in the world after
China ( 575m) and the ( 275m). US
However, if we look at Internet users, the Internet penetration in
India remains at 12 per cent as against 43 per cent in China and 80 per cent in the . US
Surveys have shown that an Internet user in
spends on an average 13 hour per week and this number will reach 16 hours per week in the coming years. India
Another interesting statistics is that India today is a land of 1.2 billion and of them 934.1 Million or 78 per cent have mobiles and
60.5 million or five percent of the populace is on social networks.